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Author Malmgren, Carl Darryl, 1948-

Title Anatomy of murder : mystery, detective, and crime fiction / Carl D. Malmgren.

Published Bowling Green, OH : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, [2001]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  813.087209 MALM    AVAILABLE
Physical description vii, 210 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-206) and index.
Summary Anatomy of Murder identifies and explores three basic fictional forms dealing with murder and detection--mystery, detective, and crime fiction. Mystery fiction takes place in a centered world, one whose most distinctive characteristic is motivation. Covering the forms of murder fiction, the book examines texts by Doyle, Christie, Sayers, Hammett, Chandler, Highsmith, Jim Thompson, Thomas Harris, and others.
Subject Detective and mystery stories, American -- History and criticism.
Detective and mystery stories, English -- History and criticism.
Semiotics and literature.
Murder in literature.
Crime in literature.
Literary form.
ISBN 0879728418
0879728426 (paperback)